DoorDash Launches “Made by Women” Platform, Offers Grants to Support Women-Owned Restaurants

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Dick and Ellie's Grillhouse in Sioux Lookout is now open and ready to serve you.
Dick and Ellie's Grillhouse in Sioux Lookout is now open and ready to serve you.

THUNDER BAY, ON – Business – DoorDash Canada has launched “Made by Women,” a new initiative to support the success of women chefs and restaurateurs. It includes a grant program in partnership with Monday Girl offering fifteen $10,000 grants to women-owned restaurants in Canada, providing a potential boost to businesses in Thunder Bay and across Northwestern Ontario as well as across Canada.

The program seeks to empower women-owned restaurants facing unique challenges in the industry – only 17% of Canadian small and medium-sized restaurants are female-owned. Along with the grant funding, Made by Women will offer women-owned restaurants access to marketing, educational, and other financial resources.

Grant applications are open to both new and existing DoorDash partners from March 8th to April 15th, 2024. [Link to Program Access]

“As a female leader, I am proud of the ongoing commitment at DoorDash to amplifying female voices and providing funding for women-owned businesses,” says Shilpa Arora, General Manager of DoorDash Canada.

Local Impact:

  • Potential for Thunder Bay Businesses: The Made by Women initiative has the potential to provide significant support to female-led restaurants in Thunder Bay and surrounding areas.
  • Encouraging Entrepreneurship: This program aligns with the drive in Northwestern Ontario to encourage more women-owned businesses, fostering innovation and growth.
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